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Would anyone be interested in a Christmas KITH? 

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I might be able to participate, depends on the theme.

Edited by Conner Michaux

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depending on the theme i might give it a go .....so Christmas kith do we make it in secret till the other person receives it and they post it?

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I'f time allows, I'll go again.  Good excuse to get out to the shop...    We should make elvish blades!  or candy stripe damascus?

Edited by Bruno

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Sure! Well, I don't know if I'll have the time. I'm stuck in sword mode at the moment. But I'd be willing to try. Any proposal on themes?.. Smallseax? 

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Small seax sounds good to me. Alan can we have another sub forum put up for a Christmas kith please?

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Small seax sounds good .......  especially given the fact there’s only 3 months!! 

I think it would be somewhat challenging to keep proportions depending on the restrictions. (George Ezell makes the best proportioned seax’s (IMHO), and who I go to for inspiration on these). I have done a small seax (hunting knife size) 8-10 years ago and took a lot shaping to get it right.

Gary LT

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I'll know within the next 21 day whether I'm employed full time again.....in which case I won't have time......or I'll be unemployed and have all the time in the world :ph34r:

I have a little Seax I can throw in the hat, it didn't sell which disgusts me because it is my favourite of 6 little knives I made in a batch....just over a year ago.

If I have time I'd make something very similar just from 52100 instead of 1095.

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7 hours ago, dragoncutlery said:

Elvish sax?

Christmas elves!!? 

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Hmm, I really don't have time this fall, but I've been wanting to try a seax for a while.  I might be able to do something simple...

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15 hours ago, Zeb Camper said:

Christmas elves!!? 

Shhhhhh its a surprise 

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Im down! Seaxes sound fun, or and elvish theme. Or dwarvish?

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Ooh dwarvish blades sounds cool. 

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I think I'd be willing to get in on this, carved handle/seaxy thing... Just bummed I don't have pattern welding in my arsenal.

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2 hours ago, Adam Weller said:

I think I'd be willing to get in on this, carved handle/seaxy thing... Just bummed I don't have pattern welding in my arsenal.

Most were either all wrought or some form of San mai or multibar. I dont know if they even had any p-welded examples in history. Some were inlaid with precious metal... But since we're talking dwarves and elves!...

I know it's not in KITH tradition, but if you guys want; those who aren't equipt to patternweld; I might consider welding together a patterned bar, cutting it into rectangular sections of bar, and just charging shipping. I have some 1080 and wrought I can use. I'd be willing to do a san mai of steel clad in wrought. Again, that may not fit the kith spirit. Just a thought. 

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8 minutes ago, Zeb Camper said:

I dont know if they even had any p-welded examples in history.

 

Haha, I guess I'm not sure what "period correct" Dwarven/elvish knives look like! I guess if anything I would loosly associate "Seax" with dwarven knives more than elvish. 

And suddenly I feel like I just became a LOTR nerd... 

I really just thought a pattern welded blade would look cool with a carved handle :D

 

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1 hour ago, Adam Weller said:

 

Haha, I guess I'm not sure what "period correct" Dwarven/elvish knives look like! I guess if anything I would loosly associate "Seax" with dwarven knives more than elvish. 

And suddenly I feel like I just became a LOTR nerd... 

I really just thought a pattern welded blade would look cool with a carved handle :D

 

Oh, I agree! I fear you may not have read my whole reply. I like fantasy as much as the next guy (especially Tolkien). 

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So, fantaseax?  

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43 minutes ago, Alan Longmire said:

fantaseax


I like that idea...

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I’ll be out for Christmas kith, Definitely not equipped to do any pattern welding or carving in handles. There will be a day when I can actually forge a knife, be able to pattern-weld and make seax knives, but today is not that day! :lol:

Edited by Conner Michaux

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1 hour ago, Conner Michaux said:

I’ll be out for Christmas kith, Definitely not equipped to do any pattern welding or carving in handles. There will be a day when I can actually forge a knife, be able to pattern-weld and make seax knives, but today is not that day! :lol:

 

Given the fairly broad definition of “fantaseax” or lack thereof - I’m guessing you could figure out something :P

I can’t pattern weld, and I’ve never actually carved a handle, that’s kinda what a KITH is for!

Edited by Adam Weller

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